Brent Gleeson

Former Financial Analyst, Navy SEAL, and Best-Selling Author

Brent Gleeson is a Navy SEAL combat veteran, an award-winning entrepreneur, 2X bestselling author, and acclaimed speaker on topics ranging from change leadership, building high-performance teams, and organizational transformation to resilience, mental toughness, and building a culture of accountability and operational excellence. Brent has built some of the fastest growing companies in the US having been an Inc. 500 founder five years in a row and was named a Top 10 CEO by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2013. Prior to joining the SEAL teams and transitioning into entrepreneurship, Brent was a financial analyst for a global firm.

Brent is the Founder and CEO of Taking Point Leadership, a management consulting firm whose mission is to equip committed teams with the leadership tools and professional development necessary for navigating change and growth with accuracy and precision. Taking Point’s primary vertical is providing leadership and organizational development solutions to financial services institutions across the globe such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and UBS.

Brent holds degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University, certificates in English Literature and Criminal Justice from Oxford University in England and a MBA from the University of San Diego. He is the bestselling author of TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change, which was a #1 New Release on Amazon in Organizational Change and Business Structural Adjustment. Brent’s latest book, Embrace the Suck: The Navy SEAL Way to an Extraordinary Life was #1 bestseller in the self-help, self-esteem, and military leadership categories. He is married with four amazing children.

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